Obama takes his Alinsky tactics right off the deep end, with his latest comments about the Supreme Court.
[Some pundits opine that he has heard from his appointees on the Supremes (Kagan and/or Sotomayor) that the Court is leaning against the mandate or even the entire law, and that teh Bo D.’s remarks are evidence of him still trying to sway the outcome…]
“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.”
… sez Bo.
An unelected group of people – ya mean, like, a military coup?!? Or more like, those czars and unelected positions you keep appointing to rule roughshod over the American people, that formulate rules that no elected person would ever try to get passed in Congress?
I’m also annoyed about that crap of, “remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism”, when the activism that has been complained about for years is that of judges effectively legislating from the bench: saying this law, or part of law, is no good, and then prescribing what the law should be!
And then, even going so far as to promise specific lawsuits against any legislative effort to counteract their decisions. That’s judicial activism – not saying a newly passed law does not conform to the Constitution. This second action is the true function of the Supreme Court, not a misuse of its power.
UPDATE: On that last point, Ann Coulter (on Hannity) has a wonderful discussion illustrating this:
“Liberals are often trying to push this idea that judicial review means overturning any act of Congress, or rather judicial activism,” Coulter said. “Judicial activism is anything when the Supreme Court doesn’t obey what the Constitution says, like when they invent rights to abortion, rights to gay, rights for criminals to go free if a specific Miranda warning hasn’t been read to them.”
And she says more in the short video…